Position Announcement

Department Seeks Lecturers

Department of Communication

University of Maryland, College Park

Lecturer, Basic Oral Communication Course



The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland invites applications for half-time or more Lecturers for the 2013-14 academic year.  Each person hired will teach sections of the basic communication course.  The starting date for the position is August 23, 2013.

The successful candidate will have teaching experience in a basic oral communication course.  Candidates must have an earned masters degree in Communication at the time of appointment and a background in pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment.

“Oral Communication:  Principles and Practices” is a long-standing three-credit hybrid basic course that covers units on oral communication principles, verbal and nonverbal language, listening, interviewing, group communication, and public speaking.  It enrolls approximately 4,000 students in 165 sections each academic year.

The Department of Communication is nationally ranked in a number of areas.  The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. 

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application through http://jobs.umd.edu by April 15, 2013.  The application should include:

1.     A letter of application that describes qualifications
2.     A statement of teaching philosophy
3.     A curriculum vitae
4.     Three references (names/complete contact information)

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at http://www.comm.umd.edu.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.  Please send inquiries to Andrew D. Wolvin at awolvin@umd.edu.

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